Information For Accepted Students
This section outlines the process for accepted students from the moment they are notified about their acceptance via the Applicant Portal up to their actual arrival to CEU.
Step 1: acceptance offer
Admissions decisions and acceptance offers are published on the Applicant Portal.
Once you can view your offer on the portal, make sure to read it carefully, as it stipulates terms and conditions of the study offer including financial aid awarded, program length, required fees, etc. If you accept the terms, please choose the appropriate button. The portal will then redirect you to the payment gateway where you can pay the general deposit (see STEP 2).
Please note: the acceptance offer cannot be used for visa application purposes. The CEU Admissions Office issues a separate document ("Confirmation of Acceptance") to those students who require a visa to enter Hungary (see also STEP 3).
Step 2: General Deposit
The general deposit is payable by all students accepted to CEU in order to confirm their acceptance of the study offer. After accepting the offer on the Applicant Portal, the general deposit must be paid online via bank card (the Applicant Portal redirects students to the payment page once they accept the offer).
For accepted candidates who have confirmed their place of study but do not enroll after all, the general deposit is non-refundable. For students who enroll, the deposit serves as a damage deposit for the length of study at CEU, and will be refunded shortly before departure as part of the leaving procedure, less any damage costs assessed or fees outstanding on the student's account.
Please note: For accepted students who are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area, visa letters ("Confirmation of Acceptance for Visa Purposes") are only issued upon receipt of the deposit payment (se also STEP 3).
Step 3: Visa Application (for non-eu/eea citizens)
Students who are citizens of countries that are not part of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) need to apply for a long-term D type visa for study purposes at the Hungarian consulate of their country of residence. The CEU Admissions Office provides a "Confirmation of Acceptance" for visa purposes. For further information read our detailed guidelines.
Citizens of EU/EEA member states may travel to Hungary without a long-term study visa. However they need to obtain a registration card for the duration of the studies in Hungary. For more information please visit the relevant section of the CEU Online Orientation.
Step 4: Academic Records
In order to be able to enroll and start their studies at CEU, accepted students must submit their academic documents to the CEU Admissions Office no later than August 15, 2018, via postal mail or in person (mailing address: CEU Admissions Office, Nador u. 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary).